What does Hoover mean?

Definitions for Hoover
ˈhu vərhoover

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Hoover.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hoover, William Hoover, William Henry Hoovernoun

    United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)

  2. Hoover, J. Edgar Hoover, John Edgar Hoovernoun

    United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)

  3. Hoover, Herbert Hoover, Herbert Clark Hoover, President Hoovernoun

    31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)

  4. Hooververb

    a kind of vacuum cleaner

  5. vacuum, vacuum-clean, hooververb

    clean with a vacuum cleaner

    "vacuum the carpets"


  1. Hoovernoun

    A brand of vacuum cleaner.

  2. Hoovernoun

    (shared by several famous people including J Edgar Hoover and Herbert Hoover).

  3. hoovernoun

    A generic term for a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

  4. hooververb

    To clean (a room, etc) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

    I need to hoover this room.

  5. hooververb

    To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

    My husband is upstairs, hoovering.

  6. hooververb

    To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.

  7. Etymology: The surname is an anglicization of and Huber. The common noun and verb are taken from the brand name of one of the first vacuum cleaners.


  1. hoover

    Hoover generally refers to a vacuum cleaner, especially in the UK. It is derived from the Hoover Company, a prominent manufacturer of vacuum cleaners. The term is often used as a verb to describe the act of cleaning with a vacuum cleaner. It could also refer to Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States.


  1. Hoover

    Hoover is a city in Jefferson and Shelby Counties in north central Alabama, in the United States. The largest suburb of Birmingham, the population of the city was 81,619 in the 2010 census. Hoover is part of the Birmingham-Hoover, AL MSA and is also included in the Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL CSA. Hoover’s neighborhoods and planned communities are located along the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Hoover is home to the Riverchase Galleria, one of the largest shopping centers in the Southeast and one of the largest mixed-use centers in the U.S. with 2.4 million square feet of total retail floor area. The Riverchase Galleria complex includes shopping, hotel, and office space. The shopping complex major anchor stores are JCPenney, Belk, Macy's, and Sears. The Birmingham Barons minor league baseball team, which traces its history to 1885, played its home games at the 10,800 seat Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Michael Jordan's brief professional baseball career was with the Barons in 1994.

Editors Contribution

  1. hoover

    A type of device, appliance and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, elements, shapes, sizes,styles and systems.

    There are a wide variety of hoovers you can purchase all created and designed in a similar and different way.

    Submitted by MaryC on November 21, 2015  

  2. hoover

    To use a hoover.

    They did hoover the house once a week and then mopped all the floors.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 21, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hoover is ranked #580 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hoover surname appeared 57,497 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 19 would have the surname Hoover.

    92% or 52,914 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 1,938 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 1,075 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 862 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 368 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 339 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hoover in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hoover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Hoover in a Sentence

  1. Germaine Greer:

    I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.

  2. Wednesday Clark:

    The opportunity is there if we want it, if I was to put the (Airbus super-jumbo) A380 through multiple points in Europe, we would clean out the business like a Dyson hoover.

  3. Hoover Jr.:

    We’re going to get the word out to as many people as we can. We gotta let the powers that be know that we want Larry Hoover in our community.

  4. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    About Edgar J Hoover "I'd rather have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in"

  5. Alex Stone:

    As Chief Hoover was comparing African-Americans to monkeys, I began to become extremely uncomfortable. I have never been in a work environment where a manager, especially an executive officer, is openly racist. this time Chief Hoover said, 'That's what they deserve,'.

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